Hello, I have a Pc which i have built myself and have a problem of increasing frequency where the PC turns its self off, it seems to do this when the processor is being worked a lot but sometime will turn off when i am justy in the bios setup.
My Pc is W2000 on AMD xp2600 in Gigabyte Board with 1g DDR Ram , 1x30gb & 1x80Gb(7200rpm) HDD, DVD , CDR , Radeon 9000 graphocs, soundblaster live 5.1, nice ventilated case with 3 fans in and 2 on the board (1CPU, 1AGP).
I believed it ws because my CPU was getting too hot and performing Thermal shutdown, which was set in both the bios and the 'EasyTune4' utility that comes with the board. I am monitoring my CPu temp it is from 50C to 65C but the system just shuts off still no crash just straight reboot.
It usually happens when the windows gui opens or when i open a couple of programs at once , cdwriting and just today when sorting a list of files ??.
This problem is annoying because i use broadband and want my pc to be on all the time (i use it for webserving and ftp-ing large files about. every time i come back to it, it is at the logon again.
Any help much appreciated, i have just purchased some some new thermo glue and removal solution to refet my heatsink as i have been told that may be the problem, but after turning the autoshutdown off and the problem still existing i am wondering it it is my CPU?
Thanx for the info Andy,i will check the ram when i get home.
I have not overclocked at all but 65 is when it is running a few programs at once. I have already turned off the auto restart in windows, there is no error message it just flicks to the bios/memtest screen in like a second i havn't checked the event log but doubt it would have had chance to write to it.
Many thanks for you help both off you but i think i'm still stuck any more ?
Yes huggy All Firmware & Drivers are bang upto date or they were at least last month, the problem didn't used to exist. I forgot to include the fact that i moved it into a hot conservatory whichaslo made me think this is a heat problem as i know PCs work best at a lower temp.
Thanks Again, I have tried exactly what you said i took the side off and aimed a large 19" deskfan on full power at it, alas no improvement infact it seemed to get worse ? i have 3 80mmm case fans already. PC turns off in safe mode 2 it is not software it is just an immediate shutdown thats why i thought it was heat but the temp guage says it hasn't gone evr 65C which isn't to bad.